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Woodland Creation and Peatland Restoration for Carbon Capture and Ecosystem Services

Forest Carbon leads the way in UK woodland creation for carbon capture. Through the planting of over 13 million new trees since 2006, our partners’ projects are removing nearly 3 million tonnes of CO2 from the atmosphere, as well as providing a host of other benefits to society, including flood mitigation, enhanced biodiversity and increased public access.

News & Articles

CASE STUDY: The Story of Auchintender Woods

Feb 14, 2022

Read more for an insight of the work that goes into a woodland creation project.

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COP26: Reflecting upon Glasgow

Jan 27, 2022

Looking back at the outcomes of the 2021 Glasgow Climate Change Conference.

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10 million trees planted, 10 years of the Woodland Carbon Code

Jan 26, 2022

In 2021 Forest Carbon hit a huge milestone – 10 million trees in the UK! That’s nearly 6,000 ha...

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CASE STUDY: The Story of Auchintender Woods

Feb 14, 2022

Read more for an insight of the work that goes into a woodland creation project.

Read More

COP26: Reflecting upon Glasgow

Jan 27, 2022

Looking back at the outcomes of the 2021 Glasgow Climate Change Conference.

Read More

10 million trees planted, 10 years of the Woodland Carbon Code

Jan 26, 2022

In 2021 Forest Carbon hit a huge milestone – 10 million trees in the UK! That’s nearly 6,000 ha...

Read More

Where our
projects are

Forest Carbon leads the way in developing woodland creation and peatland restoration projects for carbon capture and ecosystem services in the UK. We have planted over 10.3 million new trees in 220+ new woodlands since 2006 with our partners removing over 2.1 million tonnes of CO2e from the atmosphere, as well as providing a host of other benefits to society, including habitat creation, biodiversity support, flood mitigation, river ecosystem improvement and public access.

Our new woodland schemes spread across Scotland, England, Wales and Ireland. They are certified by the Woodland Carbon Code – which is supported by the UK government and internationally recognised by ICROA. Planting the ‘right tree in the right place’ is required though adherence to the Forestry Commission standards.

Our peatland schemes can be found in Scotland and Wales. They are certified by the Peatland Code which is supported by the IUCN. These certification codes assure the additionality and permanence of each tonne of carbon stored.

Outside of the UK our partners have offset a further 1 million tonnes CO2 and protected or planted in excess of 3 million trees. 

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